We see, but often we are blind to what is around us. Today I want you to focus on one thing that you purchased or was given a year or so ago. A piece of furniture, an ornament in your home, the cup you use every day, the cushion you sit on, the ring that you wear, for example.
When we see something everyday, we become blind to it. We forget the joy it gave us when we first had it. We forget how we used to enjoy using it. We take it for granted, now.
So take a few moments to re-appreciate the item you chose. Look at the colour, the shape, feel the texture, notice whether it’s warm or cool, and silently say thanks – to the item that has served you so well, and for the fact that you are fortunate enough to have enough money to buy things, or that you have people who love and care for you so much they give you gifts.
Everyday is a gift. Everyone in your life is a gift. Everything you have and experience is a gift. Don’t forget to feel the gratitude today.